Haroseth (Dried Fruit and Nut Paste)

40 mins (prep 15)
11 ingredients
makes 3 servings
Haroseth, a symbolic seder food, alludes to the mortar that the Jews used to build the pyramids when enslaved by the Egyptian pharaoh. Though haroseth visually mimes the unappealing look of cement, its taste is actually a delicious combination of fresh or dried fruit, nuts, spices and wine. There are as many variations of haroseth as there are seder tables around the world, and all reflect a myriad of traditions. This recipe is inspired by my grandmother's simple grated apple, walnut, and cinnamon version, along with the flavors of my husband's Middle Eastern background.

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  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) walnuts, toasted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup (4 ounces) raw almonds, toasted and cooled
  • 1 cup tightly packed (3 ounces) dried apples
  • 2/3 cup (5 ounces) turkish apricots
  • 2 (3-inch long by 1-inch wide) strips orange zest, any white pith removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ruby port or medium dry concord grape wine
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (3 ounces)


Serving Size (1.25 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 1.9 Calories from Fat 0.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.03g 0.15%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.14%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.29mg 0.04%
Total Carbohydrate 0.58g 0.58%
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g 3.58%
Sugars 0.01 g %
Protein 0.04g 0.22%
Vitamin A 2.99IU% Vitamin C 0.14mg%
Calcium 6.44mg% Iron 0.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dry, or, golden raisins


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